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Paul Reed Smith

2004 PRS McCarty - Wine Red with Rosewood Neck

2004 PRS McCarty - Wine Red with Rosewood Neck

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PRS McCarty: A Legacy of Innovation

The PRS McCarty model pays tribute to Ted McCarty, a pioneering figure in guitar innovation. As President of Gibson from 1950 to 1966, McCarty made significant contributions to the electric guitar industry. His collaboration with Paul Reed Smith in the late 1980s began as a mentorship and evolved into a deep friendship, greatly influencing PRS guitars.

Historical Significance

In 1994, PRS introduced the inaugural McCarty model, blending McCarty's wisdom with Paul Reed Smith's craftsmanship. This guitar features a slightly thicker back, enhancing tone and sustain, and a 24.594 scale length, cherished for its playability and tonal qualities. The McCarty series includes all-rosewood necks, offering a unique, refined aesthetic alongside exceptional sustain and rich tonal character.

Electronics and Versatility

The McCarty model's Dragon II treble and bass pickups provide a warm, vintage-leaning tone with higher output, suitable for various musical styles. These pickups strike a balance between vintage and modern sounds. The push/pull tone control and 3-way toggle pickup switch allow for diverse sonic possibilities, from warm and mellow to bright and cutting tones.

Playability and Craftsmanship

This McCarty model features a bound rosewood fretboard and a PRS stoptail bridge with brass studs, enhancing playability and resonance. These components improve sound quality and add to the guitar's elegant appearance, reflecting PRS's commitment to excellence.

The Altitude Summary

This guitar is in very good condition with minimal dings, only surface scratches from cleaning and playing.  The frets have some wear, as pictured, but overall are in great shape.  Tonally, this guitar rocks and is a unique find from past PRS years - the all-rosewood neck offers supreme sustain and clarity.


Serial No. 490216
Condition Excellent
Brand Paul Reed Smith
Model McCarty
Made In USA
Year 2004
Case Original Hardshell Case
Finish Wine Red
Right / Left Handed Right Handed
Number of Strings 6
Hardware Nickel
Body Shape Solid Body PRS
Neck Material Rosewood
Frets 22
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Scale Length 24.594
Inlays Bird Inlays
Pickups Dragon II Treble & Bass Pickups
Controls Volume and Push-Pull Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
Bridge PRS Compensated Stoptail
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